JOSH Widdicombe, Nish Kumar, and Kerry Godliman have been named among the acts set to perform at Glastonbury Festival's Theatre and Circus Fields.

Glastonbury's Theatre and Circus area "transforms three fields at Worthy Farm into an unforgettable spectacle" with over 1,000 acts performing on stages from 11am into the early hours. 

Glastonbury Festival's organisers say the site will be the home to "jaw-dropping stunts, side-splitting comedy and cutting-edge theatre and circus" and the event's "famous walkabout theatre acts". 

The Theatre and Circus Fields will also feature interactive games, trapeze flying, juggling workshops, laughing yoga, and slackrope walking.

Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to join performers on stage. 

The area announcement says: "From awe-inspiring circus acts to top UK and international comedians, spoken word artists and ground-breaking theatre, our fields are a tribute to the talent and creativity of our theatre and circus community.

"After two years with no festival, our artists, performers, and crew are ready to pull out all the stops to make this the best Glastonbury ever.

"We look forward to welcoming you to our fields."

Glastonbury 2022: Theatre and Circus Fields line-up

The line-up poster for the Theatre and Circus Fields, released today (Tuesday, April 26), contains some high-profile names from the world of comedy. 

Stand-up comic Widdicombe, who comes from Devon, has co-hosted a popular podcast, Lockdown Parenting Hell, with Rob Beckett since April 2020.

He is also a Taskmaster champion and a regular panellist on shows including QI and Mock The Week.

Kumar has appeared in TV shows including The Mash Report and Taskmaster, while Godliman recently starred alongside Ricky Gervais in Netflix hit After Life.

Other well-known comedians on the line-up include Adam Hills, anchor of Channel 4's The Last Leg (co-hosted by Widdicombe), mock political correspondant Jonathan Pie (portrayed by Tom Walker), Dom Joly, Reginald D Hunter, and Paul Currie. 

The names included in the line-up poster are:

  • Adam Hills
  • Nish Kumar
  • Kerry Godliman
  • Jonathan Pie
  • Josh Widdicombe
  • Reginald D Hunter
  • Paul Currie
  • Dom Joly
  • Vou Fiji Dance Theatre
  • Umami Dance Theatre
  • RSVP Bhangra
  • Neil Balfour
  • Marcus du Sautoy
  • Marcel Lucont
  • Bootworks Theatre
  • Jyoti Supernaturel
  • John Hegley
  • Siegfried and Joy
  • Worldroots Acapella
  • West End Kids
  • Twisted Cabaret
  • Tony Walsh
  • Tianna & Lea Two Times the Travels
  • The Black Eagles
  • Stephen Frost Impro Allstars
  • Space Cowboy
  • Rimskis Yard
  • Pam Ayres
  • Gecko
  • Elvis McGonagall
  • Cirque de Vulgar
  • Cerys Nelmes
  • Box 9 Drumline 
  • Array Collective
  • Ed Petrie
  • Briefs Bite Club
  • Abandoman (aka Rob Broderick)

Glastonbury Festival is set to return to Worthy Farm between June 22 and June 26 after two years away due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

In October, it was announced that Billie Eilish will become the youngest-ever solo headliner when she performs on the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night. 

Sir Paul McCartney is set to top the bill on the Saturday night for the second time in his career, while American rapper Kendrick Lamar will headline on the Sunday. 

The area line-ups revealed so far are the Field of Avalon, featuring McFly, Sugababes, and The Damned, and Silver Hayes, which will see the return of Fatboy Slim after his 2013 performance.